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Four power companies plan to open talks with municipal governments as early as this month about decommissioning five nuclear reactors that will reach the end of their 40-year operational lifespans in July next year.

The official decisions to decommission the reactors will be made by the end of March this year, as power companies move to get their newer reactors restarted.

Out of the seven reactors, the five which power companies are considering decommissioning are: the No. 1 and 2 reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Mihama Nuclear Power plant; the No. 1 reactor at Chugoku Electric Power Co.’s Shimane plant; the No. 1 reactor at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Genkai plant; and Japan Atomic Power Co.’s Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant No. 1 reactor. Kansai Electric owns the remaining two reactors, the No. 1 and 2 units at Takahama nuclear plant, where inspections to have their lives extended began in December last year.
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Utilities move to decommission five aging nuclear reactors (Mainichi Newspaper)

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